UFC 197 Preview: Jones Is Number 1 Pound For Pound Fighter
UFC 197 is Saturday April 23rd featuring two title fights: former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones faces number 6 ranked Light Heavyweight Ovince Saint Preux for the Interim UFC Title and UFC Flyweight Champion Demetrious Johnson defends his title against number 2 ranked Flyweight Henry Cejudo.
UFC Vice President of Public Relations Dave Sholler joined Mike Gill on Friday and spoke about the headline matchup between Jon Jones and Ovince Saint Preux:
"Well this is the return of the number one pound for pound fighter in the history of our sport, Jon 'Bones' Jones. He never lost his title, his title was stripped after he had some incidents outside of the octagon but he's flashy, he's dynamic, he is capable in all areas of the fight and he is back! As you know Daniel Cormier, the reigning champion, was supposed to be his opponent suffered a leg injury (and) could not compete. In steps former University of Tennessee Linebacker Ovince Saint Preux a dangerous, athletic, quick, versatile striker of his own. This is going to be one hell of a fight. Anytime you get Jon Jones in there you feel like you are watching history."
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